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Review of Environmental Factors

All projects being assessed under Part 5 of the EP&A Act need an REF to be prepared. Our team has completed many REFs for road, bridge construction, and building projects. Our process is streamlined and well informed of construction practices, with the result being a detailed, concise and easy to read document. Our team has experience working as consultants, clients and contractors meaning that your project is in safe hands.
Review of environmental Factors

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A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) is an environmental assessment under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) that is required as part of the assessment of activities needing approval under NSW legislation.

It describes the key features of the project and assesses the potential environmental and social impacts during construction and operation.
An REF document also makes recommendations on measures to manage and minimise potential impacts from the project.

If the impacts are considered to be significant, then an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) must be prepared and considered prior to a determining authority deciding if an activity is likely to proceed. REFs that relate to an issue that is controversial or will significantly affect the public may be placed on public exhibition.

The REF covers topics such as noise, vibration, traffic, air quality, flooding, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage, and socio-economic, property and biodiversity impacts.

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Moss Environmental can help you meet your regulatory requirements while ensuring that your projects are environmentally sound.

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We work across a range of public, commercial and industrial projects, implementing effective environmental monitoring plans and strategies.

Regardless of what phase your project is in, we can help to ensure that all of the required regulations are met and that your environmental impact is minimised.


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